HCL 10.4.11/Portables

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macOS 10.4.11
Hardware Compatibility

This is a hardware compatibility list for portable computers. We want to keep it as accurate as possible, but please, do not entirely rely on this list when buying a portable computer. Don't forget to add how you got OSx86 running on your portable x86 computer, and to use proper English. Please see the discussion page for proper instructions on how to input your system specs. Also, please contribute to the HCL 10.4.11 page, which should list a more granular view of compatibility. If your computer isn't listed, you should try it if you have a SSE2 or higher processor. Kernels are available for most configured machines

  • ONLY add hardware that you have TESTED. Don't add hardware just because you think it might work.
  • Please add hardware into tables.
  • This is for 10.4.11 builds only.

Please list your computers in alphabetical order by manufacturer (Asus, Acer, Dell, HP, etc)

For how to edit the Wiki, please see this thread. Thank you!

Note: Please add whether your device supports QE, Quartz Extreme, graphics. Try playing a movie with Quicktime Player.


[edit] Dell

[edit] Dell Latitude D600

- MAC OS 10.4.11 install DVD with Intel SSE patch and combo updates, - Pentium M 1.6 GHz (SSE2), 40GB ATA100 HD, 1Gb DDR RAM - Radeon Mobility 9000 32Mb GDR [email protected] working without QE/CI (no drivers), backlight goes off with radeontool in vesa mode - Broadcom 57x Gigabyte ethernet (like is not working )and Intel2200BG wireless card (patched)no working - audio sigent 9750 not working - CDRW/DVD combo working - USB bluetooth working - battery monitor (patched)working - Sleep/resume not working

[edit] Inspiron 1300 / Inspiron B130

This is the last stable release of OS X that supports Quartz Extreme (QE) and Core Image (CI), with GMA 900. Unless some talented and benevolent developer decides to rewrite the Leopard driver, Tiger is your only bet.

  • OS: 10.4.11
  • CPU: 1.6 MHz Intel Celeron M
  • Graphic Card: GMA 900: 1280x800, 32-bit, QE and CI supported.
  • Audio: Sigmatel 9200, works. Speakers can't mute 100% and don't mute when earphones are plugged.
  • Keyboard: works
  • Touchpad: Synaptics TouchPad, stable.
  • CD/DVD Writer: Works fine, music CD successfully burned
  • USB: works (better than with JaS 4.6)
  • Ethernet: works great.
  • Wireless: Broadcom 4318. Wireless working by getting the 10.4.11 version of IO80211Family.kext (from Apple) and some mucking around.
  • Analog modem: not tested
  • Battery indicator: working with patch included in release

This installation was done with xXx_OS_x86_10.4.11_Install_Disc_rev2. Some problems popped up that were inexistent in JaS' 4.6 release. Remember to partition your hard drive in MBR, and keep the names simple (no spaces). During install, check only the SSE2 in "basic settings", don't bother with the additional kexts and kernels, and choose the right drivers. Any tutorial info can be found here, although it's a rather dated, and many issues are fixed since 10.4.6

Release-specific issues

  • Displays: You're stuck with OS X thinking you have a monitor plugged in. See tutorial.
  • Sound: See tutorial. There is a newer release of AppleHDAPatcher, also.
  • Wireless: I downloaded the 10.4.11 combo update, used Pacifist to extract IO80211Family.kext, and replace it in /System/Library/Extensions.
    • Then use Terminal to make a few changes: sudo nano -w /System/Library/Extensions/IO80211Family.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleAirPortBrcm4311.kext/Contents/Info.plist
    • Add <string>pci14e4,4318</string> to the IONameMatch array.
    • Save with Ctrl-X, Y, Enter. Then sudo reboot, so that you load the driver.
    • For me, this was all I needed. Some others will need to, in Terminal: sudo nano -w /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/NetworkInterfaces.plist and change BSD Name to en1 and IOInterfaceUnit to 1.

[edit] Dell Inspiron 1300

Base Specs: Intel Celeron M 2.13 GHz | 1GB DD2 Memory | 40GB Fujitsu Internal IDE Hard Drive | 40GB Nexstar3 External USB Drive | Intel GMA 915 Graphics | Sigmatel STAC 9200 Audio | Broadcom Wireless

Installation: Had successful install of Mac dot Nub 10.4.10 on Nexstar3 External USB Drive. First, download Apple 10.4.11 Delta Update from Apple's Website. Second, follow instructions using OSx86Scene's Mini Guide

Patches: For 10.4.11 Patches, apply the System Profiler Patch. Need to re-apply 10.4.10 Patches, see the following 10.4.10 HCL Wiki

Applications: Downloaded and installed: iTunes 7.7, Quicktime 7.4.5, Thunderbird Portable 2.0.16, Firefox Portable 3.0.1, Flash 9 for Safari and Firefox.

[edit] Dell Inspiron 2200

Working fine with XxX OSX 10.4.11 Choose the instructed items within the disk guide that is included

USB - works Sound - works Ethernet works Wireless works

[edit] Latitude D800 / Inspiron 8600

  • OS: 10.4.11 (8.9.1 SSE2 kernel)
  • CPU: 1.6 MHz Intel Pentium M
  • Graphic Card: ATI Radeon 9600 Pro Turbo: 1280x800, 32-bit, QE and CI supported. Callisto b003, no AGPGart, Mighty Mouse to fix mouse tearing
  • Audio: Sigmatel 9750, works. System Profiler shows "No Built-in Audio" message, but works anyway including volume control keys.
  • Keyboard: works
  • Touchpad: Synaptics TouchPad, stable.
  • CD/DVD Writer: Works fine, burning untested
  • USB: works
  • Ethernet: works using BCM57XX driver, but a bit flakey
  • Wireless: Truemobile 1450 (Broadcom 4305). Wireless working using Broadcom wireless package on XxX 10.4.11
  • Analog modem: not tested
  • Battery indicator: working with power management patch included in XxX 10.4.11

Upgraded from Jas 10.4.8 -> 10.4.9 -> 10.4.10 -> 10.4.11 :) using Joe Cargo's method.

After successfully reaching 10.4.11, I replaced the kernel and system.kext with 8.9.1 (both from two packages on XxX 10.4.11 disc). I then swapped loginwindow.app with the vanilla 10.4.11 version without any obvious ill effects.

With QE/CI enabled, the Radeon 9600 Pro Turbo exhibits the usual mouse tearing problem. I completely resolved this using L_X's tearing solution involving Mighty Mouse and a special cursor scheme. The backlight doesn't shut off while idle, even with the power management patch and RadeonTool.

As noted above, the Ethernet driver is a bit flakey: - The MAC address is all zeros - Sometimes after a reboot the kext will be disabled (a message pops up indicating this as well). Deleting the kext cache (sudo rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions.*), followed by a reboot, will fix this. - Attempting to configure the Ethernet driver through the System Preferences/Network panel results in some major headaches. Leave it alone or use the terminal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[edit] Hewlett-Packard

[edit] HP Pavilion zv5000 (5160us)

This is a dualboot setup (XP Home/10.4.11)... Had a previous install of 10.4.6 on HFS+ partition. Only used it to use the terminal to kextuncache and add custom kexts into the XxX_OS_x86_10.4.11_Install_Disc_rev2.iso image. Added ATI ATA support for SB400 and used kextcache command to create a custom Extensions.mkext. This allows for proper boot of the XxX image without any "still waiting for root device" errors or kernel panics. Added the new Extensions.mkext onto image using TransMac and also burned the iso using TransMac at lowest speed.


  • NOTE: Must install the 8.9.1 kernel for SSE2 in order to avoid panics after installation.
  • NO EFI
  • Installed all Recommendedpatches
  • Further installation instructions for the XxX image can be found on Google.
  • Loaded Disk Utility first to erase current 10.4.6 installation in order to replace the old installation.


  • CPU: Pentium 4 2.8 GHz, SSE2
  • RAM: 1GB total (128MB shared with video)
  • HD: 60GB IDE drive works
  • CD/DVD Drive: works with ATI ATA kext included on XxX disc; burning not tested.
  • Wireless: works; just need to insert proper ID (4320) into the Info.plist of AppleAirPortBrcm4311.kext plugin located within IO80211Family.kext and restore permissions/owners.
  • Ethernet: choose to install the 8319 driver in XxX installation menu
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon 9000/9100 IGP (5835) 128MB; 1280x800x32 resolution works using Callisto_b003fixed after adding proper ID (5835) into Info.plist of CallistoHAL.kext after installation. The Callisto release is also on the XxX disc. No QE/CI.
  • Sound: works; install ATI SB400 AC97 Audio package on the XxX disc during installation
  • Keyboard: works
  • Touchpad: works; no tapping
  • Battery: works using Powermanagement.bundle included on XxX disc
  • PCCard slot: not tested . .

[edit] iRU

[edit] Novia 3012

Installation Method:

  • 10.4.8 JaS Intel & AMD SSE SSE2 .
  • Installed Intel & rusian languge
  • Then install 10.4.11 Combo update using this tutorial


  • Intel Pentium 4 Mobile 1.7 GHz
  • 1Gb Ram
  • Optiarc DVD-RW
  • AC'97 Audio Controller
  • Intel 82852GM Video
  • IntelWireless 2200BG
  • Realtek 8139 RJ45

Fully Working

  • Shutdown/restars works, sleep doesn't work yet.
  • Audio work perfectly, including mic input, with the kext from "iPC 10.5.6"
  • Graphics: native resolution (1024x768) but not QE.
  • Battery works (displaying the battery charge level OK) If it doesn't work install AppleACPIBatteryManager
  • Ethernet works out of box without any patched kext.
  • Wi-Fi doesn't work yet.
  • CD or DVD burning - not tested.


  • After Combo update, if sistem profiler crashes, you should install Fix. Learn more about it => insanelymac.com

[edit] IBM/Lenovo

[edit] ThinkPad T30

IBM ThinkPad T30 Type: 2366 ( Orginally CPU 2.2Ghz, changed to 1.8Ghz due failure )

Distro: xXx_OS_x86_10.4.11_Install_Disc_???

Hardware: ( KnoppixCD was used to discover this information )

CPU: Pentium 4M 1.8 GHz
RAM: 1GB in first Slot

Output from lspci:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset Host Bridge (rev 04)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 04)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM USB (Hub #1) (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM USB (Hub #2) (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM USB (Hub #3) (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 42)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801CAM ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801CAM IDE U100 (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M7 LW [Radeon Mobility 7500]
02:00.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1520 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
02:00.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1520 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
02:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82801CAM (ICH3) PRO/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet Controller (rev 42)

Used installation settings:
+Apple Combo 10.4.11 Update
+Kernels and Kexts->
      +No-EFI Kexts
      +8.9.1 Kernel Universal + Patches
      +Recommended Patches
+Audio Driver->
+Network Drivers->

Graphic Card: Yes, out of the box, but I've got no idea, if its a Generic Driver or a ATI 7500 driver
Ethernet: Yes, needs the Intel.82562EZ.Networking option
Optical Drive: Yes, out of the box
USB: Yes, out of the box
USB Bluetooth: Yes, out of the box
USB Wireless Mouse: Yes, out of the box
Sound: Yes, needs the option ADI1980.AC97.Audio

iTunes used to listen mp3-Radio, iSync( with USB Bluetooth )+iCalc used to synchronize contacts and the calendar with Nokia Communicator 9300i

[edit] ThinkPad X31

Last OSX 10.4 (Tiger) release that really "works" with the X31 series - 10.5 (Leopard) does not have OpenGL/QE support for the original Radeon R100/RV200 series...unless someone port Callisto over. If you are going to run OSX on the machine, you might as well install this penultimate release for it.

This installation was done with xXx_OS_x86_10.4.11_Install_Disc_rev02 - really great compendium CD...

Kernel should be the SSE2 combo with 8.9.1, install the SpeedStep patch with the Battery Monitor. Optional apps are great too.

- Video(ATI Mobility Radeon M6) - works with QE/OpenGL/AGP GART, delete the original ATI kexts/OpenGL Framework, install the Radeon 7500 Pack, and then use the b06 Callisto kext packages. I have a quick-n-easy package for it - just ask for RageFury32 on the forums.
The 7500 pack on that CD will work, BUT it'll also give you blue background images. The quick-and-easy pack will eliminate that.
The M6 will not use CoreVideo, the RSS screensaver will crash - so don't even bother
- Audio - You'll need AppleAC97Audio.kext. Just kextload and it should work fine. You don't need SoundFlowerBed to get the audio working
- Ethernet - Need the AppleIntel8255x.ext kext from 10.4.5
- USB devices - Works fine
- Power management and SpeedStep - works - keeps CPU from overheating by clocking it back - Tux's utility is by far the best
- Trackpoint - Works fine
- Wireless - Went with an Atheros based Mini-PCI b/g/n card (SparkLAN WMIA-207N) - works as long as you run the Airport Extreme update for 10.4.11
- Webcam - My Sony EyeToy Webcam works out of the box with macam installed. Very nice.
- Cardbus Slot - Haven't tested yet.
- Analog Modem (Conexant Winmodem) - haven't tested, does not see by default.
- iTunes 8.0 and Safari 3...it's okay to run the software update for those - security update is very much at your discretion - might want to set the speedstep clock up to at least 800MHz if you plan to use iTunes
- MPlayer OSX - works.
- Microsoft Entourage 2008 - works.
- Cisco VPN Client - works.
- MacFUSE + NTFS-3G drivers - works, provide NTFS write-back ability with a speed hit.

Doesn't work'
- Sleep function - doesn't work, and Voodoo Kernel only works for 10.5 machines.
Might be a good idea to turn off auto-sleep completely inside the power profile.
. . . .

[edit] ThinkPad T42

IBM ThinkPad T42 Type: 2373- 7WM

Distro: xXx_OS_x86_10.4.11_Install_Disc_rev02


CPU: Intel Centrino 1.7 GHz (SSE2)
Graphic Card: ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 (32MB)
Hard Drive: 60GB
Resolution: 1024 x 768
Ethernet: Intel Pro/1000 MT mobile connection
Wifi: Intel Pro/Wireless 2200BG network connection
Sound Card: SoundMax Intergrated Digital Audio
Optical Drive: Matshita DVD-RAM


Sound: Works out of the box
Graphic Card: Works with QE (check this out [1])
Ethernet: Works out of the box
Wifi: Haven't tested yet
Optical Drive: Works out of the box
USB: Works out of the box
USB Bluetooth: Works out of the box
Power Management Works after turning QE on
Software: FrontRow, Desktop Manager, VLC player, Adobe Flash Player, iTunes 8.2, Apple Screen Saver, MS Office 2008

Not Working:

Sleep: freeze after waking up from sleep.
. . . .

[edit] Samsung

[edit] Samsung R20

  • OS: 10.4.11
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Graphic Card: ATI MOBILITY x1270 (AMD 690g) 256 MB (NUMA), 3D acceleration QE(not working)/CI(software) ; 1024x768 resolution (1280x800 not working), research on going here . .
  • Audio: Realtek, works speaker only with ALC262 Audio Driver here, 3.5 jack insertion doesn't disable speaker
  • Keyboard: works
  • Touchpad: Synaptics TouchPad, it works stable
  • CD/DVD Writer: Works fine, a Data DVD succefully burned
  • ExpressCard: works, require reboot after each card insertion in order to be activated (Tiger implementation of Express???)
  • USB: works
  • Ethernet: Realtek 8139, works with Kalyway 10.4.10 driver
  • Wireless: Altheros Wireless working with driver update here
  • Analogic modem: AC'97 Modem, not tested
  • Hot Key Launch Manager: not tested
  • 5in1 SD/MS Soket: working (generic USB Mass storage)
  • battery indicator: working with patch here
  • SATA HDD: working with Kalyway 10.4.10 VIAATA driver

Detailed install instructions here . . . .

[edit] Gericom/Olidata L41II8

  • OS: 10.4.11
  • CPU: Intel Celeron M420
  • RAM: 2048 MB Generic 667 ddr2
  • HDD: Toshiba SATA 40GB 8MB Buffer
  • Graphic Card: Intel 950GMA Works fine
  • Audio: Realtek ALC883, works speakers, audio outs, audio in
  • Keyboard: works
  • Touchpad: Synaptics TouchPad
  • CD/DVD Writer: Works fine
  • ExpressCard:not tested
  • USB: works
  • Firewire: no tested
  • Ethernet: Realtek 8139, works with generic drivers
  • Wireless: Ralink Mini USB (works with replug patch)
  • 5in1 SD/MS Soket: works
  • battery indicator: wors
  • SATA HDD: Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[edit] Compaq

[edit] N620c

  • OS: 10.4.11
  • CPU: 1.5 GHz Intel Celeron M
  • Graphic Card: Readon 7500 64-bit 32Mb, QE supported. No CI.
  • Audio: AC97 to the soundblaster built in sound. has a bit of a lag when video plays out. when the first sound is out the lag is gone.
  • Keyboard: works fine.
  • Touchpad: Synaptics TouchPad, stable.
  • USB: works.
  • Ethernet: works great.
  • Wireless: Broadcom 4320. Works Great (better reception then with windows)
  • Analog modem: removed to put the broadcom card.
  • Battery indicator: not working.

Installed from xXx_OS_x86_10.4.11_Install_Disc_rev2. used the SSE2 combo, ATI Radeon 7500, generic audio driver, AGPart 1.2, Broadcom patch and software as you wish. i have the Broadcom 4320 so i have wifi support using the patch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[edit] Acer

[edit] Travelmate 4100

  • OS: 10.4.11
  • CPU: 1.7 GHz Intel Pentium M (SSE2)
  • RAM: 256MB
  • Graphic Card: Intel GMA 915, QE CI work fine. (with driver form uphuck_10.4.9 DVD download here)
  • Audio: AC97 work fine and microphone is working.
  • Keyboard: work fine.
  • Touchpad: Synaptics TouchPad, work fine.
  • USB: works.
  • Ethernet: works great.
  • Wireless: Intel Pro/Wireless 2200BG (with iwidarwin driver here)
  • CD/DVD Writer: Works fine
  • Sleep: freeze after waking up from sleep.

Installed from xXx_OS_x86_10.4.11. To avoid booting into a blue screen you just need the 2-wire trick here , or you can simply plug an external monitor on it.

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